Getting Started
Welcome to the official documentation page of Deri Protocol

What is Deri Protocol?

Deri Protocol = (Perpetual Futures + Everlasting Options) x Decentralized.
Deri Protocol is the DeFi way to trade derivatives: to hedge, to speculate, to arbitrage, all on chain. With Deri Protocol, trades are executed under AMM paradigm and positions are tokenized as NFTs, highly composable with other DeFi projects. Having provided an on-chain mechanism to exchange risk exposures precisely and capital-efficiently, Deri Protocol has minted one of the most important blocks of the DeFi infrastructure.

What makes Deri Protocol so special?

As the solution to decentralized derivative exchange, Deri Protocol is designed with all the defining features of DeFi and financial derivatives in its nature
  • Real DeFi: Deri Protocol is a group of smart contracts deployed on the Ethereum blockchain, where the exchange of risk exposures takes place completely on-chain.
  • Real derivative: The PnL’s of the users’ positions are calculated with mark price updated by oracle, which ensures precision; positions are maintained by a margin, which provides built-in leverage.
  • Composability: Positions are tokenized as non-fungible tokens (NFT), which can be held, transferred or imported into any other DeFi projects for their own financial purposes (as blocks in their own “lego game”).
  • Openness: anybody can launch a pool with any base token (but usually with a stablecoin, e.g. USDT or DAI). That is, the protocol does not enforce any specific “in-house chip”.
  • Simplicity: Deri protocol adopts an extremely simple trading process.
  • Intercompatibility: $Deri Token is intercompatible and supports three different Blockchains through our unique Cross-Chain Deri Bridge. (Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and Huobi Eco Chain)
Since the v2 update, three additional features have been introduced to significantly increase capital efficiency to an extreme level:
  • Dynamic mixed margin: Deri Protocol implements a new margin system, which accepts multiple base tokens at the same time! With such a system, trader can choose one or more from the supported range of base tokens to post a margin.
  • Dynamic liquidity providing: Allows liquidity providers to choose one or more from the supported range of base tokens to provide liquidity. Also just like the margin value, the provided liquidity provided is dynamic too.
  • Multiple trading symbols in one pool: Multiple trading symbols can be traded in one pool. This is to further enhance the capital efficiency, since different symbols are sharing the same liquidity hub. The correlation between the price movements of the trading symbols determines the degree of capital efficiency improvement
To get a deeper insight into the new features of v2, check out our Deri Protocol v2 introduction or our v2 whitepaper.
Last but not least, Deri's Everlasting Options is very first, not only in DeFi, not even only in the crypto world, but also in the whole financial world!

Key Roles

Our ecosystem is an entity made up of a variety of essential contributors and Key Roles, each performing an important task.
  1. 1.
    Liquidity Providers Liquidity providers provide liquidity to the pools to gain transaction fees, funding fees and DERI awards, etc., and are therefore playing the counterparty of the traders.
  2. 2.
    These are the end-users of the Deri Protocol, i.e. those who use Deri Protocol to trade derivatives.
  3. 3.
    Arbitragers Arbitragers are a special type of trader, which are induced by funding fee arbitrage to balance the two sides of long and short positions.
  4. 4.
    Position liquidators When a position is breaching the liquidation line, a liquidator can pay the gas to liquidate the position and share part of the position’s remaining margin as an award.
What is a derivative in finance? A derivative is a contract that derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity, also called underlying, which can be an asset, an index or an interest rate. Investors/traders typically use derivatives for 3 reasons: to hedge, to increase leverage, or to speculate on an asset's movement
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